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SQIFF18
SQIFF Shorts: Tender Anguish

Sun 9 December 2018

Harika Özer is an impoverished trans sex worker whose family sought refuge from Siirt to Manisa in Turkey in the 80s. Raf, a young queer man in the UK, struggles to find his place amongst the crowd in a dive gay bar. Icarus arrives in a new city in Brazil and begins an affair with a man that soon goes agonisingly wrong. Real historical figure Mary MacLane cuts a forlorn queer figure in her lonely Montana hometown at the turn of the 20th Century. And Fetish is a Black man in the streets reclaiming his body through magic, fire, and defiance. Each character experiences pain and vulnerability and must negotiate how to cope in these stories of tenderness and anguish.

Films are in English, Portuguese, and Turkish languages with English language subtitles/captions. Hearing loop available.

Films rely a lot on visual material to convey ideas and/or are non-English language, so are less accessible for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.